ScoreTable 1.2.1 Review

Keep track of who's in the lead with the customizable score tables in this app.

Board games and card games are a lot of fun, but tracking the score is sometimes harder than it should be. One poor player is tasked with jotting down every scoring play, adding up the scores, and making sure it remains accurate. ScoreTable attempts to simplify and streamline the scoring process with an attractive, easy-to-use iPad app. For the most part, it works as advertised, with only a handful of small issues.

The concept is very simple and the clean interface reflects that with only two choices to select a score table to start (one button for the game "King" and one for all other games). All you really need to do is add however many players are involved and setup is complete. You can then add turns to the game and put in scores for each round. It works well for almost any game with sequential round scoring -- games like Scrabble that require a lot of mental addition from one player. We found that ScoreTable works well, it was responsive and quick, and it looks nice. You won't notice the small ad at the top of the home screen, a small trade off for a free app. You can also save your scores for future reference -- a nice touch, especially if you play this game often.

While more complicated board games and card games may still require pen and paper score keeping, ScoreTable will be a welcome tool for gamers in many situations where tracking and arithmetic are the only requirements. This is far and away one of the best looking and easiest-to-use score-keeping apps on the app store. If it just had more templates it would be near perfect.

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